HST 275 Week 3 Week Three Knowledge Check

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HST 275 Week 3 Week Three Knowledge Check

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HST 275 Week 3 Week Three Knowledge Check


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Caesar’s reforms sought

to rationalize established procedures while strengthening his own authority.

to undo the reforms of Sulla.

to support his de facto position as “king of Rome.”

to better control the military forces.


The government established for Rome by Augustus is best described as





constitutional monarchy.




After the 4th century C.E., the Roman Empire


revived under a series of German-speaking emperors.


split into declining Western and still-flourishing Eastern halves.


completely collapsed, allowing Arabs to dominate the entire Mediterranean region.

broke up into a prosperous northern and poor southern regions.


During the so-called Six Dynasties era,


China reached its greatest territorial extent ever.


China began to trade directly with Europe and Africa by ship.

Japan invaded and conquered most of northern China.

nomadic peoples repeatedly overran much of northern China.


Select the correct chronological sequence for the following dynasties:

Han, Qin, Six Dynasties


Qin, Han, Six Dynasties

Han, Six Dynasties, Qin

Six Dynasties, Qin, Han


Which of the following is the correct chronological order of Chinese dynasties?

Sui, Song, Tang, Yuan


Song, Sui, Yuan, Tang


Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan

Tang, Yuan, Song, Sui



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·  8

·  9

·  10

·  11

·  12

·  13

·  14

·  15


Materials on the concept
Reason and the Scientific Spirit


Agricultural Revolution of the Song: From Serfs to Free Farmers






Foreign Contacts and Chinese Culture



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Which of the following was not a contribution of the Romans to architecture?


the development of the arch


the development and widespread use of concrete

the great size of structures they could build

the Doric column


The first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity was

Marcus Aurelius.







The Great Wall of China was built

to protect settled lands against nomadic raiders.


to divide China administratively into prefectures.


to protect the Yangtze River basin and the fertile areas of the Red River.


None of these answers are correct.


China was susceptible to frequent earthquakes, so a seismograph invented under the Han Dynasty used which of these mechanisms?


a suspended weight moves a lever which drops balls into a frog’s mouth


a magnetic arm moves a writing instrument across a piece of parchment


specially colored wooden dragons float in a vat of colored water


two chemicals are separated inside an urn; when shaken they produce a distinct glow


Buddhism spread

from the Southern Qi then to the Northern Wei, then to India and later to Japan and Korea.

from the Northern Wei then to the Southern Qi, then to India and later to Japan and Korea.

from India to the Southern Qi, then to the Northern Wei, and from there to Korea and Japan.


from India to the Southern Qi and Northern Wei, and from there to Korea and Japan.


The dominant religion during the Tang dynasty was








From the late 9th century on, population, agricultural production, and culture were centered


in northern China.


in the lower and eastern Yangze region.

in western China, near the West river basin.


around the capital of Kaifeng.


Technological advances in the Song period included all of the following except


the horse collar.

carbonized steel.


the abacus.

moveable type.


Under the Mongolian Yuan dynasty


Chinese contacts with other advanced civilizations increased.


China was effectively cut off from the outside world.

Chinese economic and cultural links shifted toward Japan rather than western states.

None of these answers are correct.

HST 275 Week 3 Week Three Knowledge Check

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